these days

in that upside down kinda way

bending the day’s joy
standing so tall there
lean the doorway smiling
glancing over sideways
with mischief in the air
seen that smile before
not like these notes
how music made its way
made the floor dance
with light feet spinning
days of lavender light
grow and lengthen still
while arm in arm laughing
moving through mystery
seeing things lightly in that
upside down kinda way



“So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they’re busy doing things they think are important. This is because they’re chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.”

― Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie  Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie


the day came when
answering was more
important than asking
while thoughtful
softened gazes peer
past the vale
gentle sun rising
over the Rio golden
parting the curtain
dawn violet light
presents another
thin space leading
touches delicate
graceful purpose
shows her face
smiles warmth
upon your face
and changes